The issue of mental health seems to be a topic that is hardly talked about. 8 out of 10 people in a company or workplace are likely having major mental breakdowns yet they show up everyday undermining their breakdowns.
We can all attest to the fact that, Ghana and the world at large is having a hard time as there are hikes of prices of goods and services everywhere. People are doing all they can to make ends meet hence depriving their mental health.
In an earlier post, I highlighted on 10 reasons why you must take your mental health seriously, as good mental health allows individuals to cope with the daily stresses of life, form positive relationships, make good decisions, and lead fulfilling lives while negligence of our mental health causes mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, and can affect a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, and can have a significant impact on their overall quality of life.
Executive Assistant to the School Director of Alpha Beta Educational Centres, Mark Yaw Addo outlined reasons why mental health is important in workplaces in a LinkedIn post. Here is what he wrote;
“As we hustle and bustle in the cutthroat world of business, it is easy to forget about our own well-being and focus solely on the grind. But let us be real, success is not just about achieving our goals, it is also about keeping a level head and avoiding burning out faster than a candle in a hurricane. Thankfully, the link between mental health and success is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
Poor mental health can lead to decreased productivity, high absenteeism, and turnover rates that would make a spinning top jealous. On the other hand, taking care of your mental health can help you stay engaged, productive, and committed to your work. Employers can do their part by creating a supportive work environment. This means offering mental health resources and support, promoting work-life balance, and encouraging open communication about mental health concerns.
Employees, in turn, can prioritise self-care by taking breaks throughout the day, practicing mindfulness, and seeking professional help when necessary. So let us all take a deep breath, put down the energy drink or coffee (just finished a cup before this post) and remember that mental health matters just as much as success. By keeping our heads in check, we can achieve greater success in our personal and professional lives. And who knows, maybe we will even crack a smile or two along the way.
Do not forget to prioritise your mental health and well-being, and encourage your employer to do the same. Together, we can create a healthier and more successful work environment.”
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In conclusion, taking care of your mental health is essential for your overall health, well-being, and personal growth. It can improve relationships, work performance, and self-esteem, while reducing the risk of negative consequences such as substance abuse and chronic stress-related illnesses.
Can mental health problems be prevented?
While some mental health problems cannot be prevented, taking care of your mental health can reduce the risk of developing certain disorders and improve overall well-being.
How can employers support employees’ mental health?
Employers can support employees’ mental health by offering mental health resources and support, reducing stigma, and providing flexible work arrangements
Can taking care of mental health improve relationships?
Yes, taking care of mental health can improve relationships by reducing stress and anxiety, increasing positive emotions, and improving communication and conflict resolution skills.
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